Introductions & Greetings - New LS1 RX7 FD Owner




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ccdominic
05-22-2012, 02:22 PM
Hey guys. So I just picked up my new ride. I was previously an import guy i guess you can say (i don't really care to put myself in any category really, a car enthusiast is a car enthusiast in my mind, let's all just enjoy our love for cars). i owned (selling for a dd) a 370z and it just kinda got boring. i picked this up and man, what a difference.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/gpdominic/20120422_131034.jpg

The torque is amazing and so fun to drive, and it definitely doesn't hurt that the car sits at 2800 lbs. So anyways, i'm definitely an ls1 noob. I'll be looking here for all my know how and advice. The car is pretty built as is but i definitely want to keep taking her to the next level.

Mods:

Stock Crank
Scat Forged Rods
Probe Forged Flat Top Pistons
Coated Bearings
Ported & Polished 241 Heads by SLP
PRC Gold Spring Kit W/ Titanium Retainers, Seats & Seals
TSP Chromemoly 7.40 Pushrods
TSP Custom Grind Camshaft 232/234, 595 / 598 , 114 LSA
LS6 Intake
Stock Throttle body and MAF
MSD Plug Wires
Oil Catch Can
Ceramic Coated LT Headers
Kaaz Rear Diff 4.10 gears
Walbro 255 Fuel pump
Freshly Built T-56 Tansmission
Aftermarket Aluminum Radiator from RX7
Custom Front Sub Frame
Custom Transmission Mount
Custom Rear Subframe
SuperPro Polyurethane bushing
Stance Coilovers
Gram Light 57 PRO Wheels 18x9.5 F 18x10.5 R
Stainless Fuel lines from engine to connectors under car
Z06 Return Fuel Rail W/Vac FPR


I look forward to meeting you guys and picking your brains. Thanks guys.


skopers3
05-22-2012, 03:51 PM
Wow that looks/sounds great!

What kind of exhaust is that running?

ccdominic
05-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Wow that looks/sounds great!

What kind of exhaust is that running?

its running ceramic long tube headers (not sure which brand) into a custom y pipe (which needs to be replaced because it wasn't done with mandrel bends) into a blitz nur spec muffler.


98BLOWNZ28
05-22-2012, 04:19 PM
more pics and vids!
if you dont mind me asking, how much did you pick it up for?
i loveeeee ls1 fds.

ccdominic
05-22-2012, 04:23 PM
more pics and vids!
if you dont mind me asking, how much did you pick it up for?
i loveeeee ls1 fds.

picked it up for 22. now just working on the interior as well as some misc things. the engine bay needs to be tidied up and the headers sit really low. i need to get some that are made specifically for that car.

StuntmanMike
05-22-2012, 08:03 PM
NICE!! That's one of the best looking imports of all time, IMO, and it's nice to see one with a real motor under the hood! (I can't stand rotaries)

Toxic Fish 9999
05-22-2012, 09:38 PM
Talk about clean!!! Need vids!!!

ccdominic
05-22-2012, 10:09 PM
thanks guys! i can tell this is a great forum already. i'll try to post up some vids. maybe i can steal a go pro from a friend for a day. she's sitting at about 415whp. hoping to get her closer to the 500 mark.

TypeSL2
05-23-2012, 12:01 PM
Love the car man. Huge fan of the FD. I am a big rotary nerd too, but I don't mind a swapped FD. I drove one a few years ago and was blown away at how quick it was for just a stock vette motor swap. Definitely in for some vids.

James

ccdominic
05-23-2012, 01:55 PM
Love the car man. Huge fan of the FD. I am a big rotary nerd too, but I don't mind a swapped FD. I drove one a few years ago and was blown away at how quick it was for just a stock vette motor swap. Definitely in for some vids.

James

yea i hate the animosity between swaps and rotary guys. i'm straying away from it as much as possible. i can appreciate both.

perf0rmance
05-24-2012, 12:01 AM
you got that for a steal!
dope ride. where are you located?

check out norotors.com
I'd like to see some engine bay shots

perf0rmance
05-24-2012, 12:05 AM
BTW, if you've got options if you want to run a true dual exhaust

apexi dual N1
kakimoto
st. mays

All of them will need the y-pipe/splitter cut off but that will give you a great start towards a dual exhaust setup

simplysix
05-24-2012, 12:43 AM
Beautiful car!

gnx7
05-24-2012, 01:47 AM
That LS motor will ruin the handling :usa:

ccdominic
05-24-2012, 08:49 AM
you got that for a steal!
dope ride. where are you located?

check out norotors.com
I'd like to see some engine bay shots

already on it

BTW, if you've got options if you want to run a true dual exhaust

apexi dual N1
kakimoto
st. mays

All of them will need the y-pipe/splitter cut off but that will give you a great start towards a dual exhaust setup

i'm not sure i'm a fan of the dual look setup on these cars. but i'll check it out.

That LS motor will ruin the handling :usa:

supposedly only a 50 lbs difference between the ls1 and the rotary. i'll take a 1% shift to 51/49 for all the power/reliability :thumb:

perf0rmance
05-24-2012, 09:09 AM
That LS motor will ruin the handling :usa:

Spoken like a true enthusiast. :usa:
Thanks again for the help/info... I finally got an engine!!!





supposedly only a 50 lbs difference between the ls1 and the rotary. i'll take a 1% shift to 51/49 for all the power/reliability :thumb:

I believe it's in favor of the ls1, over the stock 13b;)
Happen to notice what's in gnx7's sig? :cool:

ccdominic
05-24-2012, 10:09 AM
Spoken like a true enthusiast. :usa:
Thanks again for the help/info... I finally got an engine!!!





I believe it's in favor of the ls1, over the stock 13b;)
Happen to notice what's in gnx7's sig? :cool:

ah whoops! lol it was early. :usa:

mpcv2000
06-15-2012, 10:11 AM
That LS motor will ruin the handling :usa:


Sounds like a RX7Forum reply....:angel: